A personal shield of great power, manaia is the embodiment of mana - the archetypal Maori measurement of worth, respect, and prestige. With ethereal presence and energy, manaia protects the wearer. Manaia: the elemental guardian of earth, sea, and sky.
It is hung by an adjustable hand-platted cord, bound using the slip knot method. It has been carved and sanded from Kawa Kawa Jade pounamu and the eyes are inlaid with Paua shell.
This piece was hand carved by Mike Matchitt
This piece measures: 87 x 46 x 5mm